Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:08
Karen Palmer, Registered Dietitian, North Memorial Health Care
Excess weight and unhealthy eating contribute to a multitude of health conditions including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers – to name just a few. Making smart nutrition choices and maintaining healthy eating habits can be especially challenging during the holiday season.
Youthprise participates in afterschool meals program
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:16
Youthprise announced its participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled children at McDonough Recreation Center, 1544 Timberlake Rd, S Mon-Thur 3-9PM and Fri 3-6PM.
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:12
Ramon P. Llamas, MPH, CHES, Men's Health Network
It's finally December, and we all know what that means ... the holidays.
Whether it's fun with the family, office parties or stores offering candy and other seasonal favorites, who can resist? Emotions are elevated, hopes are high and the temptation of tasty treats adds yet another dimension to the season ... concern over holiday weight gain. While eating lots of good food is both expected and encouraged during these special times, excessive indulgence can create problems later.
Your child has been home from school for three days with a cough, runny nose, and fever. You've had to miss work to take care of him and are worried that you'll have to miss a couple more days. This is a common situation that families experience during influenza (flu) season because the flu can make people feel miserable for several days or weeks.